Tao Writer On Death

Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Life was never inevitable. It happened. However, death is inevitable for everything that lives. If enlightenment is the absolute acceptance of the inevitable, there is no need to fear death. It is part of the cycle of life. Were you afraid to be born?

Donald Andrew Hall On Poetry

Donald Andrew Hall (September 20, 1928 – June 23, 2018) You should stare at a poem long enough so that you have one hundred reasons for using every comma, one hundred reasons for every line break, one hundred reasons for every and or or.

Justice John Roberts On Truth And The Judiciary

Chief Justice John Roberts (January 27, 1955 -) In our age when social media can instantly spread rumour and false information on a grand scale, the public’s need to understand our government, and the protections it provides, is ever more vital. We should celebrate our strong and independent judiciary, a key source of national unity …

Vincent van Gogh On Status

Vincent van Gogh (March 30, 1853–July 29, 1890) One of the reasons why I’m now without a position, why I’ve been without a position for years, it’s quite simply because I have different ideas from these gentlemen who give positions to individuals who think like them.

Erich Fromm On Love

Erich Fromm (March 23, 1900 – March 18, 1980) There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet, which fails so regularly, as love.

Maria Popova On Artists

Maria Popova (July 28, 1984 -) To be an artist is to be a human being who feels everything more deeply, the beautiful as well as the terrible, and builds of those feelings bowers where others can safely and sacredly process their own.

Seneca On Time

Seneca (c. 4 BC – AD 65) People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as it comes to squandering time they are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy.  

William Gibson On The Collapse Of Democracy And Climate Change

William Gibson (March 17, 1948 -) Every so often—and I bet a lot of people do this but don’t mention it—I have an experience unique in my life, of going, ‘This is so bad—could this possibly be real?’ Because it really looks very dire. If we were merely looking at the possible collapse of democracy …

Etel Adnan On The Future

Etel Adnan (February 24, 1925 -) When you realize you are mortal you also realize the tremendousness of the future. You fall in love with a time you will never perceive.   Happy New Year! 🎇 ¡Feliz Año Nuevo! 🖖🏽 From Loja, 🏰 Ecuador